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Out of Character? Legal responses to intimate partner homicides by men in Victoria 2005–2014

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DISCUSSION PAPER Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, 2016 Over a 10-year period (2002–2012) in Australia, 488 women were killed by an intimate partner or ex-partner. These homicides are the extreme end of a continuum of violence against women and children in families. Domestic and family violence (hereafter referred to as family violence) has become the focus of increasing...

Reports of sexual assault reach six-year high in Australia

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, 13 July 2016 Reports of sexual assault have reached a six-year high on the back of a three per cent rise since last year, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. There were 21,380 victims of sexual assault recorded by police during 2015. This was an increase of three per cent on the previous year, and the highest number of sexual...

More than third of sexual assaults, homicides linked to domestic violence, ABS data shows

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ABC News, Updated July 13, 20016 at 2:39pm More than a third of sexual assaults and homicides recorded in Australia last year were domestic violence-related, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The 2015 crime statistics also show that there were 21,380 victims of sexual assault across the country, a rise of 3 per cent on the previous year, and a six...

Why are reports of domestic violence often framed around the alleged perpetrator’s story?

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Daily Life, April 5, 2016 In its recently updated guidelines on family and domestic violence reporting, the Australian Press Council urges that words matter: “Publications should be mindful of the language they use and try to avoid terms that tend to trivialise, demean or inadvertently excuse family violence, such as ‘a domestic’, a ‘domestic dispute’ or ‘a...

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